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May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relationship, unquote, is now emerging. item. china needs technology and germany needs markets. structural similarities and shared economic interests are key for this emerging special relationship. item, germany's ap
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Apr 26, 2014 12:30pm PDT
on that. i'm sure you feel the same way about germany and parts of europe as well. but maybe they could pay a little more. i don't think you undermine the arrangement we had. >> i was based in china as a journalist. china is an extremely disruptive rising power potentially. think of all the american companies who manufacture, who supply chains include a lot of manufacturing in china, but also here. these are all stitched into the global patchwork quilt of globalization. at which america is a master mind. very well globalization, whatever pat buchanan may think. the absence of war in america as the preeminent security, it's expensive in terms of what we spend on ships and planes. we don't want to see japan arming to the teeth under a conservative nationalist prime minister picking fights with the northeast. >> isn't it comforting to you that capitalism serves as a restraint? you understand his reasoning. can you appreciate that and can you echo that? >> look. i think the problem that we have here in the united states is we have a weak economy and weakened economy that we can look forward
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